President and Interim CEO
Emiliano Aloi is our newly appointed President and has served as a member of our Advisory Board since January 9, 2019. Prior to joining Exactus Inc., Mr. Aloi co-founded Ceed2Med, LLC (“C2M”) in 2014 a global sourcing and distribution platform for industrial hemp and industrial hemp-derived products. From January, 2017 to November, 2017, Mr. Aloi served as Vice President and Director of Strategic Development for GenCanna Global, Inc., where he initiated a go-to-strategy, recruited the commercial leadership team, developed compliance, executed product launches, and advanced manufacturing in European markets. In 2016 Mr. Aloi achieved the first country-wide agricultural permit for flower cultivation in Uruguay. In addition, Mr. Aloi co-sponsored research programs for Stevia and Aloe Vera extraction methods from 2012 to 2013 and participated in the insertion of Chia as a novel crop in Paraguay in 2011 in a program later merged into Cargill. Mr. Aloi also co-developed the agricultural solid biofuels program for Camargo Correas Cement company, a Loma Negra subsidiary from 2009 to 2011.
Troy Rhonemus currently serves as Sr. Director of Operations at Bolt Threads, Inc., where he started in December, 2018. At Bolt Threads, Mr. Rhonemus provides strategic vision and leadership of Operations, Quality, Regulatory & Development, and Analytical R&D for the company. Prior to Bolt Threads, Mr. Rhonemus served as ChromaDex Corp.'s Executive Vice President since January 2018, Chief Operating Officer from March 2014 to January 2018, and Director of New Technology and Supply Chain from January 2013 to February 2014. Mr. Rhonemus has served on the board of directors of Mazza Innovation Ltd., a Canadian company specializing in the extraction of plant-based ingredients, since 2016. Mr. Rhonemus is responsible for overseeing all of the Company’s operations including all aspects of sales, marketing, supply chain management, distribution, and new technology development. Mr. Rhonemus also consults with customers to improve the supply chain management of raw materials to meet government regulations, which includes developing supply chain strategies, auditing manufacturers and developing an understanding of how to manage supplies from countries outside the Unites States. Mr. Rhonemus has extensive experience in managing operations and supply chain, business strategies, and the roll-out of new processes, technologies and products. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Rhonemus held several positions at Cargill, Inc. As Truvia® Business Process Manager, he served as the product line lead for managing the operations and supply chain of the Truvia® enterprise from leaf to consumer products. As Technology Manger, Mr. Rhonemus served as technical lead for process and product development for Truvia® consumer products and ingredient business. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Rhonemus served as Principal Research Scientist at E&J Gallo Winery, where he developed experimental designs to ensure that all project work was statistically valid in the lab, pilot and production wineries. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Rhonemus served as Senior Research Scientist and as Process Technology Manager at Cargill, Inc. In these positions, Mr. Rhonemus solved technical problems and implemented new technologies into production. He identified potential tolling facilities, coordinated tolling efforts, directly supervised and developed new processes and solved technical issues in existing business units in Cargill. Mr. Rhonemus earned a M.A. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Chemistry from Ball State University.
Our plan is to expand our board of advisors with additional experts that will assist us with CBD, FDA regulatory and product development.